John Bancks

John Bancks (1709 – 19 April 1751), also known as John Banks, was an English writer.

Bancks was born in Sonning, Berkshire, and became apprenticed to a weaver in Reading. He suffered an accident, and left the apprenticeship before completion, becoming a bookseller in Spitalfields. He wrote poetry and biography, including works on the lives of Jesus, Oliver Cromwell and William III.


  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Banks, John (1709-1751)". Dictionary of National Biography. 3. London: Smith, Elder & Co.